The Employment Security Division provides a safety net for workers who have lost their jobs through no fault of their own. Annually, approximately 400,000 workers file initial and partial unemployment claims in local offices across the state. The division also works with approximately 114,000 employers across the state to collect premiums for unemployment insurance. Employers report over 3 million individual wage items to this division each quarter.
The Employment Security Division is the state's official source for employment research and statistics. The Division helps employers who are looking at business expansions or are interested in labor availability and wage information. In addition, the Division can help new companies considering a move to Tennessee. The Employment Security Division also offers job seekers and students information to customize a job search and develop a career plan.